The purpose of this subchapter is to establish an effective, efficient, and fair system of independent review of citizen complaints against police officers in the District of Columbia, which will:
- Be visible to and easily accessible to the public;
- Investigate promptly and thoroughly claims of police misconduct;
- Encourage the mutually agreeable resolution of complaints through conciliation and mediation where appropriate;
- Provide adequate due process protection to officers accused of misconduct;
- Provide fair and speedy determination of cases that cannot be resolved through conciliation or mediation;
- Render just determinations;
- Foster increased communication and understanding and reduce tension between the police and the public; and
- Improve the public safety and welfare of all persons in the District of Columbia.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 4-912.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-208, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 5-1101.
DC CODE § 5-1102
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-208, § 3, 45 DCR 8107.)